2023 Pointer and Setter Field trials cancelled

Due to circumstances beyond our control our Field Trials scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled by DV.

To say we are disappointed is an understatement I have been looking forward to this event all year as I know our loyal competitors have been also. Thanks to Joe and Fernando for all their hard work – GSCV Secretary Sue

Below is an excerpt of a letter from DV CEO Jason Eggleton.
Unfortunately at this stage Dogs Victoria’s Insurance Broker Petcover, working with specialist insurance brokers, have not been able to secure Public Liability Insurance for Personal Injury connected with firearms.

We have approached kindred associations and bodies and been able to identify Specialty underwriters have been identified and submission made to them for insurance, but as of 5pm today there is no confirmed Public Liability Insurance for Personal Injury connected with firearms

Given the organisation involved and distance some competitors are travelling for events and that it is Wednesday evening, it is my recommendation that the RAFT events scheduled for this weekend of May 6th and 7th should not be held and they be rescheduled through discussion with the RAFT, Clubs, DV Events Team and the Calender Committee.

I had thought that the only events affected would have been last weekend, however the State Governments restriction of the Quail Season has caused further upheaval to Calender and events.

I am sorry that we have to recommend such action but given the current circumstances, I feel there is no choice.

I will continue to work with our insurers and the RAFT Committee and community to find alternate insurance to ensure we can resume RAFT activity asap.

Quick update about tomorrow’s Shows

From Dogs Victoria

URGENT Message to all Clubs on Sunday 30th October at Bulla Exhibition Centre:

Due to extreme rainfall Outdoor Exhibition Area 1 is no longer safe to run events on at Bulla Exhibition Centre. The ring layout and event start times have had to be revised to ensure shows can go ahead on the day and where possible clubs are able to be moved indoors.

The major changes to event start times to note are;

• Siberian Huskies moved to the Outdoor Tennis Courts to start at 9.00am as scheduled, Irish Wolfhounds to then run at 10.30am with the Siberian Huskies second show pushed back to 1pm start time

• English Setter start time pushed back from 10.30am to 3.00pm start on Outdoor Tennis Courts

• Non Sporting Dog Club to run as scheduled in outdoor car park in front of Chapel (facilities to assist setting up ring area)

• American Cocker Spaniel to condense show times where possible for second show to start at 12.00pm in Ring 3

• Gordon Setter start time pushed back from 12.30pm to 2.00pm start in Ring 3

• Irish Setter start time pushed back from 10.00am to 12.00pm start in Ring 2

• Clumber & Club Breton start time pushed back in Ring 2 to start from 2.30pm

• Vizsla & Flat Coated Retriever to run as scheduled in Ring 4

• Nova Scotia’s as scheduled in outdoor General Purpose area

Please note the best has been done to accommodate all clubs to be able to run their show indoors, we apologize for any inconveniences caused however want to ensure shows are able to go ahead and not be cancelled. Please share around with members as you can to ensure communication reaches all exhibitors involved in showing tomorrow at Bulla.

We thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding in these extreme weather circumstances and ask everyone to work together to make the day a success.

Rings layout

Good afternoon guys here is the ring layout for this weekend Championship and Open shows being held at Bulla Exhibition Centre. Not only us there but our friends at the English Setter Association of Victoria and the Irish Setter Club of Victoria will also be holding their shows at the same place. This will be a great chance to see three of the four setters in action

New Sponsor for 2022 Championship and Open Shows

This year we are please to welcome Advanced Equine as our sponsor for our 2022 Championship and Open Shows being held at Bulla Exhibition Centre over Melbourne Cup weekend.

Advanced Equine specialise in Holistic Supplement for Equine and Canine and a few of our members can attest to their quality of product for their gordon setters.

GSCV Have a go at Scentworks Workshop

Good evening guys!!!
Here is the flyer to our next event for the year.
Have a go scent works being run with Jo Bates from Crazy Canine at FOMDAC Aranga Reserve, Donvale on Sunday 10th July 2022 at 10am
Bookings are essential please contact Eileen Slabon to secure your spot
***Please note this is a financial members only event and bookings are essential!! So if there are any members out there who haven’t paid their membership and they want to come along please make contact with Eileen ASAP and she can sort you out***

Results from the Gordon Strachan Novice Field Trial for Pointers and Setters

Best in Trial:

Brazenwinds Brigid, Irish Setter (B).

Handler: Denis & Anne Everard.

No Runner up in Trial.

Best Gordon Setter in Trial:

Saarsfield Samaroli Mortlach (D).

Handler: Daniel Xenitopoulos.

Many thanks to everyone for putting on these excellent trials this year., spending the time to hunt down a field with birds to hold these two trials after many years of not being able to find a field with enough birds to hold a trial. It was a nice way to start off 2022 for our club

GSCV 2022 Field Trials

Good evening guys,
The Gordon Setter Club of Victoria are pleased to share our Field Trials for 2022 (YAY!).
This will be our first event for 2022 with many more to come as COVID allows us.

For those who want to come down and be part of gallery at either of these trials please be sure to contact Eileen Slabon for more information